Sahuarita Unified School District is getting ready for the 2015 Arizona SciTech Sahuarita STEMtacular. The weeklong celebration of STEM education (science, technology, engineering, and mathematics) will include special events and opportunities to get the entire family involved.
“The more science-literate individuals are, the stronger their society can be. The lessons and skills that science gives us can have repercussions that help make for more responsible citizens, a strong economy, a healthier environment, and a brighter future for everyone,” says John Fanning, principal of Anza Trail.
One of the most exciting planned activities is Science Passport Experience, for 6th, 7th, and 8th graders. The expo, scheduled to be held at Sahuarita Middle School on Feb. 12, will get students exploring STEM through interactive displays, workshops, and demonstrations. The roughly 30 exhibitions are provided by local vendors, including science and engineering employers.
“The SciTech Festival provides middle school students with a unique opportunity to explore STEM careers at a time when they are beginning to think about their futures, including high school and beyond. This is the perfect time to expose them to the STEM professions that are possible within their community,” says Stephanie Silman, Sahuarita Middle School Principal.
The weeklong schedule of SciTech events is sponsored by the Town of Sahuarita, SUSD, Rancho Sahuarita, and Arizona SciTech Festival. The first-ever Sahuarita SciTech Festival was held in 2014.